Mpingo Ridge

Lemala collection



Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and will match the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection. 

Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing, and it’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari that also combines Lemala properties in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.  

Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize not only the sensational views over Tarangire but to also take advantage of cooling breezes during hot weather. They feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds and one of the suites has two bedrooms. A special feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari. 

The elevated main lodge has a large lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool. Sundowners, early morning walks and game drives in new custom-designed vehicles accompanied by Lemala’s highly-knowledgeable and experienced guides are some of the activities guests can look forward to during their stay.


Tented Suite

Sweeping views of the park from each tented suite and the main areas make this property not only unique but truly special. Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize not only the amazing views but also to take . advantage of the cooling winds during the hot season.

2 bedroomed tented suite

Ideal for groups, families or friends travelling together. Large and spacious with each bedroom affording spectacular views and having en suite facilities.

Activities & features:

Night drives

Night Drives (Available in Tarangire)

Just because the sun has set, doesn’t mean that Tarangire goes to sleep. It becomes another world altogether bathed in the moonlight. It becomes a sensory experience and one that we highly recommend when staying with us at Lemala Mpingo Ridge. The star-studded skies, the gentle winds, shadows of elephants as they meander through the forests, the eery silence broken by the lions roar and the shining eyes of curious wildlife peering at your as your drive by. The sun may be down but its a whole new world that awakes and where things can get really interesting.


Walking Safaris - Get up close and personal

A walking safari is a sensory adventure like no other. Tanzania is one of the best safari countries for walking, with a number of parks allowing guests to experience a more up-close-and-personal encounter. Follow in the footsteps of animals, accompanied by highly skilled and knowledgeable guides. Along the way you might identify animal tracks, learn about fascinating plants, spot some of the smaller animals and insects (you wouldn’t necessarily see from a vehicle) as well as feel the buzz of tracking some of the larger game. There is no better way to learn about the bush.

Bush Dinners and SUN-DOWNERS

Sun-downers ore more than just a happy hour. they are a very cherished African tradition and form an integral part of your safari experience. It is a lime lo relax. reminisce the day gone by, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine around the camp fire with fellow travelers who become friends as you review the events of the day. A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains ... before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life. this is the place to do it.

Bush Dining - Experience that Out of Africa feeling
No safari is complete without experiencing a traditional bush dinner. Relax under the natural canopy of an acacia tree, while your personal butler serves up a feast. Nothing is quite so essentially safari as this. White linen, fine bone china and crystal glassware create a real Out of Africa experience.

Balloon Safari

A balloon safari offers an opportunity to see Tarangire from a unique perspective. Drink in the wilderness below as you silently float over the vast plains (in whichever direction the wind takes you). Follow the herds, see a lion stalk its prey or just marvel at the magnificent scenery… before touching down for a bush breakfast like no other. If you only take one balloon flight in your life, this is the place to do it.

Canoeing Lake Manyara

During these 2,5 hours canoe on Lake Manyara you get a unique perspective on Tanzanian wildlife and landscape. A well-trained guide will accompany the safari. He will ensure your safety and enjoyment while explaining more about the natural history of Manyara and surroundings. The best way to make this activity work is to have your guide take you on a game drive as normal and meet our guides at the Endala picnic site either in the morning or the afternoon. Your guide can pick you up a few hours later at Msasa lake view point. Nb. The water level in the lake needs to be sufficient.

Tuk Tuk experience

A cultural excursion to the Village of Mto wa Mbu you will spend a few hours discovering the village using the most favored method of transport in the area. You will visit the rice fields, Makonde carvers, tinga tinga painters, if possible a visit to the shores of Lake Manyara, finishing in the banana plantations for a local lunch.

Maasai Boma

Maasai Boma Visit to a genuine authentic Boma + experience

An authentic glimpse into the distinctive Maasai culture is a must whilst in Tanzania. Preservation of their proud traditions has set the Maasai apart from other indigenous groups in Tanzania, and embodies a side of Africa with which few outsiders can contact. We offer guests a memorable opportunity to interactively experience the Maasai way of life through an excursion to a traditional boma where guests will be able to participate in a variety of unique cultural activities, and encouraged to delve as deep into the experience as possible!

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Amazing place to stay - exceeded all our expectations!
— Traveller 2018